Friday, September 11, 2015

Knitalong 2015: Fireweed With Me


In the past few months, I've had some amazing feedback from you all about Fireweed! I've had a really fun time helping customers at the shop pick out their colors, and I've been hankering to knit myself another one. And then I figured, why not knit it together with you lovely folks? I'll write a bit about choosing colors and working the different techniques from the shawl, it will be super chill, and we'll have some fun prizes of yarn and patterns to sweeten the deal!

So on that note, I'm excited to announce the Fireweed Knitalong! 

The pattern is available digitally in my Ravelry store, and also in print - ta-da! - at a few lovely retailers in Seattle and elsewhere:

The Fiber Gallery in Seattle, WA
The Tea Cozy in Seattle, WA
The Knot House in Frederick, MD
 Fuzzy Goat in Thomasville, GA

Spincycle Yarns - available as a kit, online or in person

 Annnnd if you haven't had a chance to get your hot little hands on some Dyed in the Wool, this is a great opportunity. Kate and Rachel's fabulous wares - colorful, squishy, and made in the US from sheep to skein - are available both on their website and from select retailers around the US and beyond.

ETA: Here's a few Spincycle sources who are also Fireweed-friendly! 

Serial Knitters in Kirkland, WA
Art of Yarn in Kelowna, BC

So how 'bout those nitty-gritty details?
  • Anyone can join!
  • Feel free to use yarn from your stash, or treat yourself to some new squishies! I highly recommend at least one yarn with long color gradations for maximum color play.
  • Hop on over to the Ravelry group and post in the Fireweed KAL thread, or post to Instagram with #fireweedkal by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 25th, and you'll be entered to win a free digital download of Lupine just for joining. 
  • I'll be giving away two copies - one for Instagram, and one for Ravelry - so feel free to double-dip and enter both! I'll be announcing the winners on Monday, September 28th.
  • We'll start knitting Friday, September 25th, with a finish date of Friday, December 4th.
  • Post your finished Fireweed on the Fireweed KAL FO thread on Ravelry by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 4th, let's say Friday, December 11th! and you'll be entered to win some super cool prizes, including yarn from Spincycle and patterns from my Ravelry store.
Allrighty, I think that's it! Onward, friends, and happy Friday!


L said...

I have also seen Fireweed available as a kit at Serial Knitters in Kirkland!

ZanneQ said...

Super excited about this KAL!